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Truth & Beauty

Ann Patchett

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The author of Bel Canto -- winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Orange Prize and long-running New York Times bestseller -- turns to nonfiction in a moving chronicle of her decades-long friendship with the critically acclaimed and recently deceased author, Lucy Grealy. What happens when the person who is your family is someone you aren't bound to by blood? What happens when that person is not your lover, but your best friend? In her frank and startlingly intimate first work of nonfiction, Truth & Beauty, Ann Patchett shines light on the little-explored world of women's friendships and shows us what it means to stand together. Ann Patchett and Lucy Grealy met in college in 1981, and after enrolling in the Iowa Writer's Workshop began a friendship that would be as defining to both of their lives as their work. In her critically acclaimed memoir, Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy wrote about the first half of her life. In Truth & Beauty, the story isn't Lucy's life or Ann's life but the parts of their lives they shared together. This is a portrait of unwavering commitment that spans 20 years, from the long cold winters of the Midwest to surgical wards to book parties in New York. Through love, fame, drugs and despair, this is what it means to be part of two lives that are intertwined. This is a tender, brutal book about loving the person we cannot save. It is about loyalty and about being lifted up by the sheer effervescence of someone who knew how to live life to the fullest.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

22:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:33